Penn State Offers First Online Beef Production Sale

Posted: November 29, 2016

Sale will be held Tuesday, December 13; open house to view cattle is Sunday, December 11.
Selling as Lot 1, P S Burgess 309 509

Selling as Lot 1, P S Burgess 309 509

For the first time ever, Penn State University's Department of Animal Science will hold an Online Beef Production Sale on Tuesday, December 13, through The 17 lots being offered include 15 bred females and nine frozen embryos. The Angus cattle breeding program at Penn State is in its 105th year, and the offerings represent an outstanding selection of the breeding program.

An open house to view the cattle will be held on Sunday, December 11, from 1-5 p.m. at the Beef and Sheep Center, 142 Orchard Road, University Park. A time also can be scheduled to view the cattle prior to the open house by calling Wendall Landis at 814-863-0831.

Wendall Landis, Beef and Sheep Complex Manager, said, "An integral part of our operation is offering the opportunity for students to acquire hands-on experience in raising and handling animals, and marketing our livestock. Students are the core of our operation at the Beef and Sheep Center and Haller Research Farm, and we appreciate this chance for them to put into practice what they have learned."

Dr. Terry Etherton, Head of the Department of Animal Science, said, "Offering this online sale is an exciting way to market the genetics of our outstanding Angus herd to a broad market. It also is helpful that our students are part of this effort."

An online catalog is available at, as well as the terms and conditions of the sale. A print catalog is available by emailing Brooke Milbrandt at    Online bids will open at 6 a.m., Monday, December 12 and end at 8 p.m. EST, Tuesday, December 13. Also find information on Facebook at Penn State Beef and Sheep.

It is planned that the online auction will become an annual event.

For more information on the beef facilities, visit